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 Posted: 10-28-2005 06:20 pm
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Judson Manning

Joined: 03-14-2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 406

When the engine got new rings, did the mechanic have a machinist hone the cylinder liners?  and no, that 3-stone shoe honer you attach to a drill doesn't count... 

A very common freshman mistake is failure to address the quality of the liner-bore during a rebuild.  I've seen this happen in all makes and models of cars.  The best rings in the world can't compensate for liners that are out-of-round or have significant taper.  Exactly how much is too much???  Anything over .002" won't allow the rings to seal.